I’m reading a book called Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins, and I’ve just learned an interesting thing about the legendary artist, Michelangelo: it turns out his first commission was a con job. According to the author, Michelangelo had been hired by a shady art dealer to create a statue and make it look.. read more →

29 May 2018
May 29, 2018

Why I Test

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Students of mine who have been with me for a while know that I obtain ongoing education and certification through the Institute for Vocal Advancement. This means that every year, I am required to undergo a certain number of hours in private vocal training, teacher training, research projects, and more. It’s a rigorous program that.. read more →

Let’s be honest: practicing songs is fun. Practicing scales…not so much. The thing is, those vocal exercises are a very important part of our progress as singers. It’s the vocal workout that we need in order to build the skills necessary to sing songs more effectively. If you skip your scales in order to get right to.. read more →

My students always ask me for examples of “good singers”. It’s important to have a selection of singers who demonstrate not only good artistry but also good technique because, to a certain degree, we do imitate the artists we listen to the most. In this Sound Studies series, I’m going to be talking about some examples of these.. read more →

At the end of a voice lesson today, one of my young students asked me if I had a couple of extra minutes to spare. It so happens I did, so she asked, “Can I sing Halo to you real quick before I go?” It’s safe to say that unless a student possesses prodigious amounts.. read more →